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Jan 23, 2011 7:47 pm

National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists in the National Book Critics Circle Awards:
  • In Nonfiction: Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, S.C. Gwynne's Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, Jennifer Homans's Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet, Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, and Isabel Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration.

  • In Biography: Sarah Bakewell's How to Live, or a Life of Montaigne, Selina Hastings's The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography, Yunte Huang's Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and his Rendezvous with American History, Thomas Powers's The Killing of Crazy Horse, and Tom Segev's Simon Wiesenthal: The Lives and Legends.

  • In Autobiography: Kai Bird's Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978, David Dow's The Autobiography of an Execution, Christopher Hitchens's Hitch-22: A Memoir, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto's Hiroshima in the Morning, Patti Smith's Just Kids, and Darin Strauss's Half a Life.

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